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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    so let me get this straight.

    the democrats in congress don't have the time to decide on whether or not to cut what taxes (a mere couple of months before Jan 2011, nobody knows what the tax rates will be).
    the democrats in congress don't have time to actually decide whether or not to secure the border as the situation descends deeper and deeper into violent chaos
    the democrats in congress don't have time to even present a friggin budget....

    but they do have time to import a comedian whose shtick is to pretend to be a particularly obnoxious right-winger.


    when we are pushing double-digit unemployment.


    right.


    well, this ought to make a dandy campaign ad here in about ten minutes.
    Let me get this striaight, you think a 5 minute testimony is enough to make this big of a fuss about?
    And more importantly, you think a House Judiciary subcommittee has the power to do all those things? You act like the entire Congress was present, no it was an incomplete subcommittee on immigration which focus for the day was on migrant labor.
    Lastly, he wasn't invited by anyone in Congress to do this. He was invited by the UFW, United Farm Workers, President because he was part of a program to work as a laborer.

    Although it was obvious to anyone that he'd speak and act like this, you wouldn't be one to support baring an individual from speaking in front of Congress simply because what people think they are going to do?

    Remember, know facts then make opinion.

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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yeah, all those people losing their homes are just LOVING this socialist paradise. They choose not to work because it's just easier this way.
    Many if not most of those people losing their homes bought homes they couldnt afford. They overobligated themselves. They rolled credit cards and car payments into their homeloans and ignored the adjustable rates. And then they blamed the banks. And BTW...you really...REALLY want to compare the US and mexico as 'socialist utopias'? You should try living there...working there. You would PROBABLY realize soon there is a REASON why 20-30 million of their citizens have escaped that ****hole.

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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    They would take them if unemployment was not neverending
    But if dems stop the gravy train they will lose the vote support of their crippled dependent little pets.

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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Let me get this striaight, you think a 5 minute testimony is enough to make this big of a fuss about?
    That someone in the democratic party thought that this stunt was a good idea shows how out of touch with the problems in this country and it's people was the message. After the schtick was over it was apparent to everyone watching as well as the members how big of a turd in the punch bowl this really was.
    Last edited by Ockham; 09-26-10 at 09:44 AM.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    But if dems stop the gravy train they will lose the vote support of their crippled dependent little pets.
    I have no problem with that. Let them get elected on how they vote not how they give our money away

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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That someone in the democratic party thought that this stunt was a good idea shows how out of touch with the problems in this country and it's people was the message. After the schtick was over it was apparent to everyone watching as well as the members how big of a turd in the punch bowl this really was.
    Did you read my posts, or any facts about this for that matter? He wasn't invited by any congressmen, he was invited by the United Farm Workers, who after being given time to use for testimony can choose to use it how they wish. Of course the Congressmen can request the statements in writing or simply ask, or even force, a person to leave. However he spoke for FIVE MINUTES.

    If you want to talk and educate yourself about government waste, trust me, there are bigger things than FIVE MINUTES of time in front of a congressional sub committee.

    I don't even understand why this has even become an issue, its so tiny compared to everything else one could look at.

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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Did you read my posts, or any facts about this for that matter? He wasn't invited by any congressmen, he was invited by the United Farm Workers, who after being given time to use for testimony can choose to use it how they wish. Of course the Congressmen can request the statements in writing or simply ask, or even force, a person to leave. However he spoke for FIVE MINUTES.
    . Relevance? How or why he was there or for what amount of time doesn't diminish the damage of is "in character" appearance conveyed. That and his schtick flopped... I mean he died in there bad. While I appreciate your need to keep facts straight, the facts in this case are irrelevant.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone
    If you want to talk and educate yourself about government waste, trust me, there are bigger things than FIVE MINUTES of time in front of a congressional sub committee.
    who's tailing about government waste? I'm talking about Democrats disconnect with the American people. For someone criticizing others on reading their posts, you apparently didn't read mine or you added your own meaning. Perhaps you should take your own advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by "Wiseone
    I don't even understand why this has even become an issue, its so tiny compared to everything else one could look at.
    Government stupidity and disconnect with the American people especially during an extended economic downturn is always an issue, let alone 6 weeks before an election. Really... You don't understand or you're intentionally being obtuse?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Granted the guy is really smart and is well-informed on all sorts of issues but WHY?
    To bring attention to the immigration issue that everyone wants to ignore?

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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    I get a kick out of Colbert on his show but as is par for the course his humor fell flat in public. What was that dinner a few years back that Bush attended where he was also flat?

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    Re: Colbert to testify at House immigration hearing: report

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    They would take them if unemployment was not neverending
    Really? So if you only get 40 percent of your previous wages and you're about to lose your home you'd rather stay on unemployment? Come on!

    Under your blind ignorance you expect these people to move to California from wherever they live in the U.S. (which in their present situation they can't afford) and make wages that wouldn't even make their house payment. Man you self rigthteous righties just kill me.

    BTW I know lots of individuals that would love to get back to work including my twin brother who was comptroller for 25 years. He sends out 40 to 50 resumes a week with very few response and no jobs. He can't make it on the umemployment he's on even though he is at the highest amount. My parents have to help him or he will lose his house. He has no credit card debt and is quite frugal, and his house payment is at a fixed rate. He's not giving up but is sitting for CPA exam soon in hopes it will make him more marketable.
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